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Remembrance Day  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to acknowledge the eighth annual poppy campaign by Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at Canada, supporting the Royal Canadian Legion under the banner “Muslims for Remembrance Day”. This nationwide campaign is a demonstration of Ahmadiyya Muslim support and respect f

November 5th, 2018House debate

Deb SchulteLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition calling on the House of Commons to pass legislation to modernize the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, or CEPA for short, without delay. It was initiated by Kerry Mueller from Waterloo, Ontario, and the petitioners are calling

October 2nd, 2018House debate

Deb SchulteLiberal

National Seniors Day  Mr. Speaker, today is National Seniors Day, a day when Canadians are invited to celebrate the older adults in their lives. Here on the Hill, our Minister of Seniors has organized a series of round tables to enable stakeholders to discuss seniors issues and explore ways to ensur

October 1st, 2018House debate

Deb SchulteLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 17th report of the Standing Committee on the Environment and Sustainable Development, titled “Better Buildings for a Low-Carbon Future”. I wish to thank all the members of the committee and all the witnes

June 18th, 2018House debate

Deb SchulteLiberal

Ramadan  Mr. Speaker, during the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims in King—Vaughan and across Canada have been fasting from dusk to dawn, devoted to faith, reflection, and the service of the less fortunate. Eid al-Fitr will mark the end of this 30-day spiritual journey. It will be a day that

June 14th, 2018House debate

Deb SchulteLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, I listened intently to my colleague's comments. Could she rationalize something for me? She mentioned that Liberal programs and policies were harming the economy of Canada, resulting in hundreds of thousands of job losses. In fact, Canada has the best economic growth

June 12th, 2018House debate

Deb SchulteLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I know how intently the member opposite follows the impacts to wildlife species. Yes, there is a challenge with wind, but if we site wind in the right places it will be a significant contribution to our future. Therefore, the choice is making sure we get the research

June 12th, 2018House debate

Deb SchulteLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, the challenge would be very straightforward if we just needed to stop, everything needed to go in harmony together, and we would end up at some type of Utopia. We can have the same goal at the end, but how we plan on getting there is different, obviously, from what

June 12th, 2018House debate

Deb SchulteLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I will go a back a little to set the context for my future comments. I was at the point where I was saying that pollution is not free. Its costs are incurred through droughts, floods, smog, wildfires, and the effect it has on water, food, and the air that we breathe.

June 12th, 2018House debate

Deb SchulteLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for Winnipeg Centre, which will obviously happen after question period. It is not every day that we have the privilege of having our policy so nicely summarized and advocated in a motion by an hon. member of the oppositi

June 12th, 2018House debate

Deb SchulteLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for being so generous with his comments. I too really appreciate the work he does at committee. Generally, we have a very co-operative and collaborative approach. Lately, it has been a little rockier, but, overall, some amazing work has been done

June 6th, 2018House debate

Deb SchulteLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, that is a good question. As we have already heard from some members today, the bill will strengthen some fundamentals. The amendments sought to provide certainty, respect for indigenous rights, clarity, and to restore trust. The other issue I want to touch on is sc

June 6th, 2018House debate

Deb SchulteLiberal

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak today in support of Bill C-69. As chair of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development, I found it a privilege to be able to study this bill and report it back to the House with important amendments. These amendments were d

June 6th, 2018House debate

Deb SchulteLiberal

Environmental Protection Act  Mr. Speaker, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act is the primary law governing pollution prevention and the management of toxic chemicals. In 2017, after almost a year of work, the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development submitted a report with 87 recom

May 31st, 2018House debate

Deb SchulteLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 15th report of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development in relation to Bill C-69, an act to enact the impact assessment act and the Canadian energy regulator act, to amend the Navi

May 29th, 2018House debate

Deb SchulteLiberal